Areas of Practice: Patents, Licensing.
Mr. Steinberg is an associate at the firm of Roberts Mlotkowski Safran
& Cole and has over 17 years of experience in the field of patent law.
Mr. Steinberg’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution,
including patent appeals and oppositions, in the chemical and mechanical areas of technology.
Mr. Steinberg has written and prosecuted patents related to small molecule chemistry,
polymers, chemical compositions, and nonwoven fabrics, as well as various mechanical
devices. Mr. Steinberg also has extensive experience in providing freedom-to-operate and
validity opinions, writing agreements for technology licensing and transfer, negotiating and
writing joint development agreements and conducting IP due diligence analysis for acquisitions
Prior to joining Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, Mr. Steinberg was Corporate Counsel for E.
I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, where he was lead IP counsel for DuPont’s Nonwovens
strategic business unit for 8 years. During his tenure with DuPont, Mr. Steinberg chaired
DuPont Legal’s U.S. Patent Practice committee for four years, helping analyze proposed
changes to the patent laws and rules, as well as providing input on DuPont’s best patenting
practices. Mr. Steinberg is Six-Sigma Green Belt certified.
Mr. Steinberg began his career in patent law as an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office, and subsequently held positions at the law firm of Birch, Stewart, Kolasch and Birch, and
at Mobil Oil Corporation.
Education: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (M.A. Chemistry, 1977);
Duquesne University Law School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (J.D.,1990)
Admitted: Pennsylvania, District of Columbia, Virginia, United States Patent and Trademark